Close to economic melt-down in 2009, Iceland is staging a remarkable come-back. And on June 22nd, this nation of 300k reached the knock out stages of Euro 2016 in France. Forget all the financial computations on the level of improvement in the economy, this single event has done more to promote Iceland positively to the… Continue reading
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Is Lyon an easier version of Paris, with better food?
Lyon is a city for all seasons. An easy visit by train (five hours by direct Eurostar from London St Pancras in the summer) or plane, this UNESCO world heritage-listed destination offers fine old buildings, sensational shops and heavenly eating. And as the nights draw in, the lights go up (it is, after all, the… Continue reading →
Toulouse, elegant city in France’s south west reaching for the stars
Toulouse, La Ville Rose, the “Pink City”, deep in the south west, is one of the venues for Euro 2016. Wales played there on June 20th. It is of France’s most handsome cities, mid-way between Atlantic and Mediterranean and close to the Pyrenees, it contains elegant ancient wonders alongside the modern marvels of the European… Continue reading →